Physical activity and sports under article 30 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

In its resolution 43/L.34, the Human Rights Council has requested the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to prepare a thematic study on participation in sport under article 30 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) considers the participation of persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others in sporting activities in Article 30(5) of the CRPD. This article considers their participation in "mainstream sporting activities" (subparagraph a) as well as in "disability-specific sporting and recreational activities" (subparagraph b). It also addresses access to play, recreation and leisure of children with disabilities, especially in the school system, and access of all persons with disabilities to sporting, recreational and tourism venues. Related education and services are also addressed.  

The Human Rights Council requested OHCHR to undertake consultations with States and other relevant stakeholders, regional organizations, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, civil society organizations, including organizations of persons with disabilities, and national human rights institutions, requiring contributions to be submitted in an accessible format.

OHCHR will send official requests to States and other stakeholders identified in the resolution. In addition, OHCHR is interested in receiving information from any other individual or organisation that wishes to contribute to the thematic study. The request for contributions directed to civil society organizations can be found below in English, French, Russian and Spanish.